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Morsi ‘prison break’ trial postponed to Thursday

The Wednesday trial of ousted former president Mohamed Morsi for escaping Wadi El-Natrun Prison in January 2011 was postponed to 5 February, state media reported. The defence repeated its request to the Cairo Criminal Court for the introduction of new defendants and questioned the possibility that “Israeli elements” committed these crimes to destabilise security. Morsi …

Daily News Egypt

Hamas man who fled Egyptian prison celebrated

By Ibrahim Barzak / AP BUREIJ REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip: A Hamas insurgent who escaped from an Egyptian prison and sneaked back to Gaza though a smuggling tunnel received a hero’s welcome Sunday by the Palestinian Islamist movement. Egypt arrested Ayman Nofal in the northern Sinai Peninsula town of Al-Arish three years ago and accused him …

DNE

Prison inmates escape amid security vacuum

By Amira Ahmed, Safaa Abdoun and Tamim Elyan CAIRO: Unspecified numbers of escaped prison inmates have reportedly reached towns and villages on the sixth day of protests against the regime in Egypt, according to state-owned and independent press and residents. Reports on Sunday afternoon said that 21 prison guards succeeded in escaping from Tora prison …

DNE

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